11 March 2020 – Seven measures announced, ban on all gatherings

Type of Intervention: Advisory, Executive Order, Guidance, Regulation, Specific Action
Sectors Involved: Health, Civil Defence
Intervention Categories: Social and physical distancing measures; Gatherings, businesses, and services; Planning and strategy; Creation of or release of plans
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: Decision : Republic President
Intervention implementation : government

Overview: First official statement by the President of the Republic on seven (07) strong measures to prevent the
spread of the disease, including the ban on all gatherings

target : government and populations

intended effect : directives, measures, informations and sensibilisation
Full details here: http://www.sante.gouv.sn/sites/default/SITREP4Covid-19.pdf

Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group, Advice of EXTERNAL expert advisor or advisory committee, Advice of EXTERNAL group of non-academics (e.g. business or community leaders), Learning from other jurisdictions, Scientific Evidence (e.g. academic paper, report), Public Opinion (e.g. consultations, opinion polling), Perception of an increased threat
Source of Evidence or Justification: World Health Organisation, National – academic, National – government, National – other, International – academic, International – government
Evidence/Justification: Cumulative of 06 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Senegal, including 5 imported cases (1st confirmed case dated
03/02/2020) and 1 case with local transmission;

100% (66/66) of the high-risk contacts were seen in the past 24 hours;
39% (178/456) of the lower risk contacts were seen in the past 24 hours;

Continued training of providers on the early warning system, case investigation, isolation
and taking samples;